Have you also thought of becoming a vegetarian but find yourself too attached to meat?

That’s the problem I face. I am against the way our industrial factory farms result in the suffering of animals, and feel that my decision to consume meat is part of the problem.

Yet I’ve also been persuaded that I need to eat meat in order to live a healthy life.

That’s why this quote by Osho was really helpful to convince me to adopt a vegetarian life.

He brilliantly explains that humans should naturally be vegetarians because of the structure of the human body.

Here’s the quote. Let me know what you think by sharing an idea at ideapod.com.

“Man, naturally, should be a vegetarian because the whole body is made for vegetarian food. Even scientists concede to the fact that the whole structure of the human body shows that man should not be a nonvegetarian. Man comes from the monkeys and monkeys are vegetarians – absolute vegetarians. If Darwin is correct, then man should be a vegetarian. Now, there are ways to judge whether a certain species of animal is vegetarian or nonvegetarian: it depends on the length of the intestine. Nonvegetarian animals have a very small intestine. Tigers and lions have a very small intestine because meat is already a digested food. It does not need a long intestine to digest it. The work of digestion has been done by the animal and now you are eating the animal’s meat. It is already digested; a long intestine is not needed. Man has one of the longest intestines – that means man is a vegetarian. A long digestion is needed and there will be much excreta which has to be thrown out.”
— Osho

Ideas on Ideapod about vegetarianism

There are quite a few ideas that have been shared at Ideapod about becoming a vegetarian.

Graeme shared this post under the title “Why be a vegetarian?”

I’ve been reading quite a deal lately about being a vegetarian. Many people who are vegetarian say it is because of the way humans mistreat animals.

While I think this is a reasonable argument, I wonder whether we should be looking at the root cause of the problem.

Is the problem caused by a desire to increase profits on a particular farming type of arrangement? Does the financial system that operates within our communities dictate this need? Has globalisation and free trade agreements exacerbated the situation?

What action can be taken?

Jim Keast shared the following on “Why I’m a vegetarian”.

One of the reasons why I’m a vegetarian is so that I can intentionally minimize choices in life. When faced with a restaurant menu over half the options are typically eliminated, allowing me to make my decision quicker and spend my decision making energy on the bigger and more wicked problems in life.

I am a zero sum economy. There is only so much of me to go around. And I don’t want to use it up choosing between chicken and steak. I’d rather go write a book, build a website, change the world, and make something that matters.

There are more ideas on Ideapod about vegetarianism. Come and check it out.